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[Newspaper:] Ettelaat

[Date:] Tuesday 4 Aban 1361 [26 October 1982]

[Issue No:] 16853

[Page:] 13


In a special interview of Ettelaat with the deputy prime minister of human resources reconstruction [the following] was discussed: employee selection, suspended salaries, and review of reconstruction.

Dr. Abdullah Jasbi, deputy prime minister for human resources reconstruction, announced in an exclusive interview with the Ettelaat newspaper that, “Since the beginning of the year 1361[1982], the investigation of the civil servant cases which are subject to the restructuring law has begun under the preliminary councils and review boards of the [Department of] Reconstruction of Human Resources. So far, more than three thousand cases have been examined”.

In his interview, Dr. Jasbi requested the Reconstruction Councils to be quite careful, so that no employee’s rights are trampled. Dr. Jasbi also reminded the interviewer, that: “So far, more than 350 primary councils and reconstruction review boards have been formed throughout the country and many groups of enquiry have been created. Studies have been conducted on cases, and those who are Freemasons, SAVAK members, and/or are affiliated with the perverse sect [Baha’is], have been dismissed. Of course, some people did not commit serious offences and their punishment was proportionate to their offence.